Anonymous Employer
1d ago
source : BrighterMonday Kenya

Job Summary

A leading seller and provider of after sales service for firefighting equipment in Kenya is recruiting for an Accountant role

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelor
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 3 years

    No canvassing, phone calls, walk-ins or direct emails. All applications should be submitted through BrighterMonday.

    Key Responsibilities and performance areas :

    1. Financial Planning and Monitoring 40%

  • Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Performs assigned monthly, quarterly, and annual account reconciliations and reviews to ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial data
  • Analyzes historical financial data and makes projections and forecasts based on sound assumption.
  • Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies.
  • Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
  • Maintains and reviews fixed assets ledger each month to ensure stock are properly recorded in accordance with established capitalization policies.
  • Summarizes financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, Trial balance, Budgets and other statements.
  • Performing bank reconciliation
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • perform account reconciliations
  • Manage and oversee the entire accounting team
  • Conduct all necessary trainings to keep the team’s skills and knowledge up to date
  • Review corporate and personal income tax returns to ensure accuracy
  • Monitor and mentor / train junior staff, clerks, and bookkeepers
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to achieve shared goals
  • Perform month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Coordinate with finance team to complete assigned accounting tasks within deadlines.
  • Generate financial reports and statements to Managers for review.
  • Provide guidance to other Accountants when needed.
  • Assist in budget preparation and expense management activities for assigned accounts.
  • Assist in auditing activities by providing necessary information and preparing requested documentations.
  • Preparing and recoding assets, liability, revenue and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information;
  • Maintaining and balancing subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions and resolving discrepancies;
  • Maintaining general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing trial balance; reconciling entries;
  • Summarizing financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet; profit and loss and other statements;
  • Performing bank reconciliation and ensuring correct banking is done;
  • Analyzing financial information and financial status;
  • Maintaining the payroll;
  • Safe keeping of company records and assets;
  • Filing of company tax returns i.e. PAYE, NSSF, NHIF, VAT and INCOME TAX and ensuring statutory payments are done on time;
  • Monitoring customer account details for non-payments, delayed payments, generate age analysis other irregularities,
  • Performing month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries;
  • Coordinating with the finance team to complete assigned accounting tasks;
  • Generating financial reports and statements to managers for review;
  • 2. Inventory Management 40%

  • Developing inventory analysis reports and analyzing variances;
  • Preparing the month end stock valuations, validating the Cost of sales and margin analysis;
  • Reconciling inventory accounts to the general ledger;
  • Verifying accurate costs for inventories;
  • Monitoring inventory transactions;
  • Assisting in the improvement of internal controls related to inventory;
  • Reviewing monthly stock gains / losses and ensuring they are within the territory
  • Maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures;
  • 3.People Leadership and Management 20%

  • Providing leadership and guidance to a team of accountants, cashiers; monitoring their performance and general quality of work;
  • Managing accounting assistants and bookkeepers;
  • Managing and overseeing the entire accounting team;
  • Monitoring and mentoring junior staff, clerks and book keepers;
  • Working collaboratively with other teams to achieve shared goals;
  • Providing guidance to other accountants when needed;
  • Ensuring practical learning experiences for trainees the organization by providing accounting support and guidance;
  • Ensuring rules and regulations are adhered to by all users;
  • Give a weekly report on sales analysis showing margins per location;
  • Motivating and coach the team to operational success;
  • Monitoring the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems;
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and ensuring each member of the team understands the standards and behavior expected of them;
  • Working positively with support functions to fully define the processes / procedures / controls relevant to team activities;
  • Providing support and input to continuous improvement activities within the team;
  • Give daily report on daily bank reconciliation showing unreconciled amounts;
  • Give monthly report on the monthly income statement and balance sheet
  • Assisting with employee expense reports;
  • 4. Expected reports

  • Daily bank reconciliations
  • Weekly sales analysis showing margins per location
  • Monthly income statement and balance sheet by the 5th of every month.
  • Monthly Supplier and Customer ageing
  • External audit reports both interim and final audits
  • Key Result Areas

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Accounting efficiency
  • Profitability of the business in line with budgetary provisions.
  • Implementation of the business plan and attainment of the business targets.
  • Person Specification

    Minimum Education Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree, Finance Option
  • Must possess a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office
  • Minimum Required Experience

  • Experience with bank reconciliation and tracking credit card transaction
  • Skills

  • Excellent communication and administrative skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Workflow financial management skills
  • Ability to work in a competitive and challenging environment
  • Self driven / Goal focused / Target driven
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to meet all assigned deadline
  • Data entry and word processing skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Team work
  • Problem solving skills
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